On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Most important: comment and encourage the person who linked up before you.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:



Sometimes you have to see the world in black and white before you can appreciate it in color. You need friends who will tell you Jesus truth and lay down their hearts and confess truth to you in stark yes and no to understand why a promise is rainbow colored.

You need to see your world through someone else’s lens and hear their voice repeat back verses and blessings you’ve heard before, just forgotten to remember. Friendship comes to you in silhouette outlines against the dark night sky and you receive it like a warm bowl of beef stew and steaming hot corn bread. You eat and swallow and see.


Sometimes it’s only when someone else colors in the picture with a perspective you’d been blind to that the image takes shape. Color develops in the dark. Rooms of our minds must process what we thought we’d learned.

We must learn it again.

Before we can offer it to anyone else.

Such truth is never framed. It is a living art and we must find ways to step outside the frame.


OK, show me what you’ve got.
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